With water temps approaching the low 70’s by mid afternoon, even the best intentions by catch and release anglers can result in disaster for our fisheries! Please do not fish on rivers like the EAST WALKER during these dog days of summer. Yes the fish will still eat in the mornings, and late evening because they have to survive, but respecting certain fisheries will help maintain the long term health and quality of our rivers. Some other options during these critical times are high alpine lakes like caples,raymond,crater,meiss meadows and showers to name a few. Certain tailwater rivers like the Little Truckee draw water from the bottom of the lake and maintain cooler temps thru these times as well as consistant hatches. So if you are out on the East carson and the water feels like a warm bath tub, maybe it’s time to call it a day? As for the fish we do catch, use extra care in releasing these fish, and do not over play them. Bring them to the net as quick as possible,leave them in the water, and make sure when you let that fish go that you have given it as much water over his gills as he needs to survive! Soon enough fall will be upon us, and 70 degree water temps will be a thing of the past. But until then, please do your part. Stop by or call the guys in the shop for current river and lake reports and water temps. Always feel free to ask our expert staff on proper catch and release techniques.
Brendan/ guide TFFO